PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 
Awards

I am a PhD student in History at the University of California, Los Angeles, concentrating in the modern Middle East.

Summary

Fulbright Fellowship- Amman, Jordan (2014-2015)

Tufts University Arabic Language, Culture, and Literature Prize (2014)

Languages
Work​
Experience​
Program Analyst
Magenta Consulting
Istanbul, Turkey and Amman, Jordan

March-June 2019

 

Provided research, Monitoring & Evaluation, and operational support to Social Behavior Change communications campaigns in Jordan, Lebanon, and Afghanistan on a short-term consultant contract.

 

 

Researcher
SREO Consulting
Istanbul, Turkey and Erbil, Iraq

July 2017- March 2019

 

Managed third-party Monitoring and Evaluation for humanitarian aid projects implemented by USAID, UNOCHA, Mercy Corps, and CARE International in Syria and Iraq.

Developed all research tools for a range of multi-sector project evaluations, coding and processing relevant data in Arabic, and drafting all relevant monitoring reports.

Liaised remotely and in-person with local staff to ensure timely and proper implementation of Monitoring and Evaluation activities, with travel to Iraq, Syria, Tunisia, and Somalia.

Managed all aspects of SREO's expansion into North Africa, including building and maintaining a Libyan field network and opening branch offices in Libya and Tunisia.

 

 

Analyst and Project Officer
ARK Group
Amman, Jordan and Istanbul, Turkey
December 2015-June 2017

 

Served as the primary point of contact with local implementing partners in a Syria-focused communications program.

Designed yearlong communications campaigns in Arabic and evaluated their progress through methodologically rigorous in-country research.

Oversaw disbursement of all project funds.

Developed and maintained a network of 80 research contacts in Jordan and Syria.

Conducted primary research, exclusively using Arabic-language personal interviews and open-source media, to illuminate humanitarian and governance issues in Syria.

Presented regular atmospherics briefings on governance conditions in Syria and broader Syrian conflict dynamics to high-level diplomatic and humanitarian officials.

English- Native Speaker 

Arabic- Near-Native Fluency

French- Professional Proficiency

Turkish- Basic Conversational Proficiency

Education
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
PhD in History (ongoing)

​2019 - Present

 

Tufts ​University
Medford, Massachussets 
BA in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic Language
2010-2014